Special thanks to KABOOM, PECO, ING, and Gail Crane for helping to bring this playground to the Lighthouse.


Main Building
John Lavery
 - Executive Director
(215) 425-7800

Somerset Building
Ruby Rivera - Family School Coordinator
(215) 425-7800

About The Lighthouse

Our History:
Founded in 1893 as a settlement house, The Lighthouse has been in continuous operation serving the Kensington and North Philadelphia communities of the City of Philadelphia. Over the years, it has become a multi-service provider to a multi-cultural community.

Our Mission:
Offer educational, recreational and economic improvement programs that provide families and individuals the opportunity to affect positive change and improve the quality of their lives.

Our Values:

  • The Lighthouse strongly supports the view that everyone is equal regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. The Lighthouse respects, appreciates, and celebrates the diversity that is represented in the community that it serves.
  • The community we serve and each individual in it has gifts which are positive and on which we build our delivery of services.
  • Community participation and input is an essential ingredient in each program that The Lighthouse conducts.
  • Each individual who is a part of The Lighthouse community, including Board, staff, children, youth, adults, seniors, all participants and all constituents must be treated with dignity, respect and with a sense of equal justice.
  • The Lighthouse is committed to being a force for positive change in the community. All programs will be of the highest quality because the community deserves the best. Programs are conducted with sensitivity and caring concern for the participant and his/her family.
  • The Lighthouse recognizes the fact that cooperation and collaboration with other organizations and institutions can result in more effective delivery to our constituency.



Our Members

Diversified Community Services
1920 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Friends Neighborhood Guild
703 North 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Grace Safe Place
7107 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Legacy Christian Academy
6400 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151

The Lighthouse
152 West Lehigh Aveue
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Lutheran Settlement House 
1340 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

New Leaf Club
1225 Montrose Ave
Rosemont, PA 19010

Nicetown CDC
4414 Germantown, 3rd Floor, Suite B Philadelphia, PA 19140

North Light Community Center
175-183 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Providence Center
2635 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

United Communities of
Southeast Philadelphia
2029 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

The Village of Arts and Humanities
2544 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
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